School B called me last week to schedule an interview. Unfortunately, I have to be there in person. (I live about 900 miles from the interview.) They do round robin interviews, so a phone interview is out of the question. She TRIED to schedule me on a Saturday, but her committee couldn't make it. So we made it Monday the 29th- tentatively. She knew I had to get time off of my PT job and that my boss wouldn't be back until today to approve it. School B is still 2 hours from my family, and it is in a very rural area. 35 miles to Walmart rural. I spent about 30 minutes chatting with the P, and she was very nice. They have 6 openings due to retirement, and either 3 or 4 are in K-2. I am 1 of only 2 applicants certified in early childhood. She CAN hire people without specialization, but it is rare. So the prospects of me getting a job are pretty high. However, the full time person at my PT job will be on vacation, leaving us very short staffed. Getting 3 days off was going to be very difficult, but my boss was going to do it for me. The problem: School C sent me an interview request. School C is in a VERY desirable area, about 45 minutes from my family. It has tons of things to do and shopping at every corner. This is one of the highest paid districts in the state, as well as one of the best academically. I figure they had anywhere from 2000 to 4000 applicants. The interviews are on the 7th. I can't go up for both interviews. Not financially, I can't leave my class that much (I have the days, but I can't do it to them), and I can't get that much time off of my PT job. I plan on calling the P for school B and asking her if she can interview me the following week. I already called my boss and told her I will work next week. I'm pretty stressed that I am gambling a pretty good shot at school B for a shot at school C. However, getting an interview at school C is a HUGE honor. My best friend was a LTS there three times and she has applied every year for 8 years and never gotten an interview! I am not putting it ALL on the line. I have an interview at school A on Friday via Facetime. They have already contacted my references. It is 3.5 hours from my family, though. (But in a super cute town on Lake Michigan- it's gorgeous there!) Am I crazy for possibly losing school B for a chance at school C? I know from a living standpoint that I will be much happier in the city school C is in. I know the city well, it is close enough that I can commute if my house doesn't sell before August (which is a very real possibility!) It is also still pretty early- not a single school in the county I grew up in has posted a job yet.